Golden Beet Arugula Salad with Key Lime Champagne Vinaigrette

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  I promised a salad recipe this week because even though I like to think I could live on cookies, cakes, breads and even apple strudel…the truth is I do have cravings for what I like to call ‘real food’ like soups and salads.  I like eggs and cheese too.  One of my favorite easy […]

Black Squid Ink Spaghetti Salad with Tomato and Arugula Pesto Sauce

Black Squid Ink Spaghetti Salad with Tomatoes and Arugula / Patty Price / Patty's Food

  The cool nights of Fall are here. I find myself closing windows at night instead of opening them and pulling up that comforter on the bed instead of kicking if off. I’m sad to see Summer go, especially in my garden where the tomatoes are just about finished for the season.  But on a […]

Fried Green San Marzano Tomatoes with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Fried Green San Marzano Tomatoes with Roasted Tomato Sauce / Patty's Food

  San Marzano tomatoes are a famous variety of tomatoes that are for the most part associated with Italy but here in Northern California we also have the right climate to grow these thick skinned flavorful Roma style tomatoes. The past few weeks my cup runneth over with San Marzano tomatoes and believe me-I’m not […]

Spanish Saffron Olive Oil Ice Cream served with My Favorite Rustic Apricot Pie

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Olive oil ice cream is our assigned recipe this week for French Fridays with Dorie, an online cooking group that I participate in but haven’t been keeping up with lately.  I’ve been wanting to make olive oil ice cream and like most all of the recipes from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan, I […]

Roasted Eggplant Salad for French Fridays

Today is eggplant ‘caviar’ day for French Fridays and the first thought that came to me is that roasted eggplant is not that pretty-what do I do with it??  First off I peeled and sliced my eggplant before roasting- a little unclear on the concept but it still tasted good.  I decided to layer my […]

Slow Roasted Garden Tomatoes For Two

This week’s recipe from Around My French Tableis a simple and delicious way to prepare tomatoes.  A few generous handfuls of assorted tomatoes from my garden patch, sliced, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with fresh thyme, sea salt and thinly sliced garlic ignored for a while in a slow oven and there you have it. […]

The Best Way to Enjoy Padron Peppers

Padron peppers are Luis Castelero’s pride and joy.  He grows Padron peppers at his ranch in Lake County, California and likes to serve them in the purest way which is using the following recipe that he shared with me.  It goes something like this, blistered in a heavy skillet coated with olive oil and then […]

Heirloom Beet Salad for French Fridays

Heirloom beet salad with goat cheese, radish sprouts, icy red onions, pistachio nuts with a honey mustard vinaigrette is on the menu this French Friday with Dorie.  This is a fun salad to make and serve as a starter for dinner or for lunch.  The farmers market had a generous offering of heirloom beets, one […]

Almost Guilt Free Rosemary Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Apricot Compote

Searching for an olive oil cake to make this weekend I came across a link to Catholic Guilt and Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake from Lora at The Cake Duchess.  Please follow the link to find the recipe and her story.  I love the story that goes along with her recipe but decided that my […]

Burrata, Tomato and Strawberry Salad for French Fridays with Dorie

Small confession, my husband Scott and I have become obsessed with burrata cheese from Italy.  Yes I know that Italy is not a region in France and that burrata cheese may be an unusual choice for French Fridays but this Friday it’s on the menu.  Burrata is a fresh tasting rich creamy cheese with an […]